CC Tuesday

The competition is off to a great start!  The results below are current as of Tuesday evening. This is shaping up to be a very interesting Challenge.

Team comments:

“Great day and great team participation!” – SOS

“I’m seeing more people on bicycles!  :-)”  – OTR

”Sadly no miles for me today. I’ve been having trouble keeping air in the rear tire of my bike. I replaced the tube but it is still going flat. Hopefully miles for me tomorrow. Cheers, Z.” We who have experienced the same flatness can empathize. Keep Z.’s tire in your thoughts this evening, send waves of inflation his way.” – NDEP Eco Cyclists

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Miles

NDEP Eco Cyclists 120.5
NV Guard Rough Riders 100.1
Secretary of State 71.5
Public Utilities Commission 67.6
Allison-mackenzie 67.27
OTR 67
NDOT 65
DETR 61.5
Nv Health & Human Services 20
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 11
Lumos & Assoc 10
USPS Newmans 10
USDA Prime Rollers 6.6
USGS Frackers 3

Trips

Secretary of State 25
NDEP Eco Cyclists 24
Allison-mackenzie 23
DETR 18
NDOT 11
NV Guard Rough Riders 10
USPS Newmans 8
OTR 7
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 5
Lumos & Assoc 4
Public Utilities Commission 4
Nv Health & Human Services 2
USDA Prime Rollers 1
USGS Frackers 1

Average

OTR 1.34
Allison-mackenzie 0.5
Nv Health & Human Services 0.4
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 0.37
Public Utilities Commission 0.21
NV Guard Rough Riders 0.2
Secretary of State 0.14
NDEP Eco Cyclists 0.11
USDA Prime Rollers 0.1
Lumos & Assoc 0.09
DETR 0.04
USPS Newmans 0.03
NDOT 0.02
USGS Frackers 0.02
Resource Concepts All Stars

Corporate Challenge Monday

Results as of 6am*

Miles
NDEP Eco Cyclists – 63.3
Allison MacKenzie – 31.6
OTR – 31
Secretary of State – 19.2
USPS Newmans – 8
USGS Frackers – 3

Trips
NDEP Eco Cyclists – 13
Allison MacKenzie – 10
Secretary of State – 7
USPS Newmans – 6
OTR – 3
USGS Frackers – 1

Average Miles
I ‘ll load the average miles soon

*Not all results received.

What a great start to the Challenge!

Below you’ll find pics and comments from a few of our teams.

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Bike Parking at Allison MacKenzie

Fun first day!

Some of our anonymous quotes:

“MapQuest bike site told me I burned about a cup of strawberries – woohoo!”

“I did the easy part – the tough part is going up the hill back to my house!”

 

“RTC bus tips – Reno to Carson(southbound) a.m. and return p.m. (northbound), always ride on the right side of the bus. That way you get to ride in the shade.”

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Red Tail Hawks

From Dan Zapirro (NDEP Eco Cyclists): Attached are a few pictures I took today on the way to work and at lunch of a local Red Tail hawk family; these are the two youngsters, nearly full size, that are not flying out of the nest yet but are very close. Their colors are very light compared to their parents. The things you see when you are not in a car! (I will send this in email attachments.)

 

Ash to Kings Trail Receives National Achievement Award

Muscle Powered, a Carson City non-profit that works to enhance walking and biking in the community, was recently notified that the organization has chosen Carson City’s Ash to Kings Trail as the winner of the CRT’s Annual Achievement Award for outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program funds in the Community Linkage category.

The Coalition for Recreational Trails will be presenting the award to Muscle Powered on June 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. at a congressional reception at the Raybourne Congress Office Building.

Muscle Powered Trails Coordinator, Jeff Potter, spent eight years working on the planning, development, financing and construction of the trail. Last year, Potter was named the Trail Worker of the Year by the American Trail Association.

“This gentleman is a superhero. We owe him and his trail crews our thanks,” said Kelly Clark, Muscle Powered President. “This has been a collaborative effort, we thank the city, state and federal agencies that have help out along the way, especially State Parks, for the CRT funding that made this trail possible. “We especially thank our volunteers who picked the trail, carried the rocks, and shored up the drainage features to build a sustainable and beautiful trail. That’s over 10,000 hours of donated work. I hope that everyone can get up there and enjoy the spectacular views over our little town. It is something for which we can all be proud.”

Of particular relevance to this award was the outstanding collaboration among the partners for the 7 mile long Trail Project, which includes two non motorized use bridges at North Ash Canyon and Kings Canyon. The partners included the Nevada State Parks, the Carson Ranger District, Great Basin Institute, and the Carson City Parks and Recreation and Open Space Department. Private land owners were generous in providing easements and allowing for trail construction access, Lumos and Associates and the Nevada Land and Water donated professional expertise  necessary for the planning, environmental compliance work and construction. Washoe Zephyr and Horizon Construction also helped with the effort of signage and bridge construction.Our fantastic volunteers included Muscle Powered members, individual area residents and  Corporate Partners and groups of private firms such as Red Rock Dental, Starbucks, and Harley Financial  that built different segments of the trail.

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) is a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations. Its members work together to build awareness and understanding of the Recreational Trails Program which returns a portion of federal gasoline taxes to the states for trail development and maintenance. Funding from the RTP program paid for most of the work done on the Ash to Kings Canyon trail, and is administered by the Nevada State Parks.

Two board representatives, Anne Macquarie (founding Muscle Powered member and current Board Secretary) and Juan Guzman (MP Board member, grant writer and City Liaison) will be representing Muscle Powered at the Congressional reception on Capitol Hill June 8 where the award will be presented.

Muscle Powered is seeking the community’s help to offset travel costs for Juan and Anne. A donation button has been set up on the Muscle Powered website at www.musclepowered.org. Please select the Menu tab/Donate button and be sure to put a notation “CRT Award Travel” in the “Special instructions to the seller” in the PayPal line. Or, you may send a check to “Muscle Powered, Travel Fund” and mail to PO Box 2402, Carson City, NV, 89702. Any funds raised beyond travel costs (estimated at $2,000-$3,000) will go to Muscle Powered’s trail building fund.

 

Contributed by Kelly Clark

May Trash Mob

12141608_419103968275467_6596780172820436405_nWith the high winds that we have in Nevada, trash ends up blowing around and settling in places where it shouldn’t. The Wellness Mile located at the Carson Tahoe Medical complex has suffered the consequences of this very situation. Along the walking path, there is a large amount of trash that has collected in areas where wildlife should be living. Please come out and help us clean this area up so that it is both aesthetically beautiful and healthy for the ecosystem.

Location: Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile Park

Date/Time: Saturday, May 21st from 8-9 am

The Trash Mob will be at the Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile Park. The trailhead is approximately 50 yards north of the intersection of Medical Pkwy and Presti Ln. Parking is also available on the east side of Medical Pkwy at the same intersection. Trash bags, work gloves, and “grabbers” will be provided.

Click here for a map of the location.

Volunteers Needed for Carson City Off-Road

 

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Event officials with the Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race have reached out to Muscle Powered looking for volunteers. According to Tatum Boehnke, Volunteer Coordinator for Carson City Off-Road, “There are multiple amateur and pro races throughout the weekend and we need over 200 volunteers in order to have the event run smoothly.” There are going to be a number of events and points of interest that will appeal to others besides just those participating in the races. “The race weekend includes a giant expo, concerts, beer gardens and a crit race, so it is going to be a great time for all!” says Boehnke. While we would like everyone to join Muscle Powered, it is not a prerequisite to volunteering for the event.

The Carson City Off-Road event is scheduled to run Fri, June 17th through Sunday June 19th. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to log on to VolunteerSpot and sign up for an event. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see the sign-ups on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Nt8kbc
2) Review the Sign-ups listed and choose the one(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s easy! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address on the website, please contact Tatum Boehnke directly at tatum.boehnke@gmail.com Include the day/job/shift for which you would like to volunteer.

The Trash Mob Returns to the Freeway Multi-Use Trail

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Trash Mobs are a grass-roots community effort to keep the walkways and bike paths around Carson City free of littler. For just one hour (8-9 am) on the third Saturday of each month, Muscle Powered holds the events at various locations around town. Volunteers, who are supplied with work gloves and trash bags by Muscle Powered staff, remove litter from areas often used by citizens of Carson City for recreational purposes such as walking, jogging, or cycling.

For the month of April, Muscle Powered’s volunteers are returning to a familiar spot. The Carson Freeway Multi-Use Trail is a popular location for both cyclists and pedestrians. The trail provides a safe route for non-motorized transportation, connecting pedestrians and cyclists with several businesses in the area. In order to keep Carson City clean and beautiful, Muscle Powered is scheduling a Trash Mob along the multi-use trail near the site where College Parkway intersects the I-580 overpass. This location has seen two previous Trash Mobs in the past year, and will most likely continue to be a frequent location for cleanup efforts due to the constant presence of litter that collects along the fence line next to the path.

Volunteers should meet in the parking lot between Dotty’s Casino and US Bank at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 16th .(Click on the map above to open Google Maps.) Work gloves, trash bags, and “pickers” will be passed out and cleanup efforts will go for an hour as the group cleans up the area along the paved path. Anyone who wishes to help out is invited to participate. The Trash Mob is only one hour in length to minimized the impact on the weekend schedules of busy individuals.  Give back to your community by volunteering. Join Muscle Powered in helping to keep Carson City beautiful.

For more information, go to the Muscle Powered web site or visit any of the social media pages that Muscle Powered maintains.

Website: www.musclepowered.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusclePowered/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/musclepowered

Instagram: www.instagram.com/musclepowered